I love painting, but I hate the clean up. My top tips, after much, much painting over the years are as follows: Invest in a box of disposable latex gloves. They are a quick and easy way to avoid having to scrub paint off your hands and have saved me many a manicure! I also use plastic shopping bags to cover my paint trays before pouring paint in. You can easily squeeze excess paint from them back into the tin once you have finished painting, and then toss them out, leaving a clean tray. And in the interests of full disclosure, when I'm feeling especially lazy, I budget mid-price brushes into my painting costs. At the end of a couple of days of painting, there's nothing more satisfying then just tossing them in the bin as you step back to admire your hard work!
Real Life Lessons from a First-Time Painter
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